I had never heard of the Rocking Motherhood post until I was tagged by Emily at Twin Mummy and Daddy. The idea originally came from Patricia at White Camellias. I love a good tag post and as I have been feeling a little out of sorts recently, I thought a post like this would be quite a boost!
The rules are pretty simple if you want to join in too:
- Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
- List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.
- Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
- Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
You can also tag in your tweet @whitecamellias for her to have a read and she’ll even RT it for you.
So here we go. What are 1o things that make me a good Mum?
- I teach the gremlin to be accepting of everyone and not make any judgement. Already she is pointing out people who she feels are “different” and I want this to stop and for her to treat everyone as equals.
- I love cuddles and I say “I love you” A LOT to my girls! I think this can be one of the biggest things in making a child feel secure. I know not everyone is an “I love you family” but I come from one and feeling loved is one of the best feelings ever as a child.
- I’m a wind up merchant. I want the gremlin to grow up with a good sense of humour and be able to take a bit of banter. Being silly with her and having fun is always part of our day.
- I’m a stickler for good manners and I’m determined my girls will be polite. I have to nudge the gremlin a lot but please and thank yous are very important in my mind.
- I put them first. It’s one of the hardest things about having kids when you realise how selfish you can be! But they come first; if that means no gym, no work or cancelling plans, then that must be how it is.
- I restrict the crap. As a dietitian I’m a bit fussy about what the gremlin eats but I really want her to have an appreciation for healthy eating and all food in moderation. It’s so easy to say “yes” to all her food requests for an easy life but I have to be a dragon sometimes.
- One of Emily’s I agree with is teaching my girls to know the value of money. There is no way in hell I will just be buying them cars and paying for everything out right when they are older. I was made to get a job and as soon as I was earning I had to pay for my social life and my clothes. Of course I got help but I didn’t expect it and that’s a value I want my girls to have.
- My husband tells me I don’t use the TV or iPad as much as he would as a tool when the gremlin is driving me mad. This must be a plus right?
- I’m honest with my gremlin. Within reason, I will answer all her questions as honestly as I can and be as open minded as I can. I want both my girls to be able to come to me with questions and worries.
- Another one of Emily’s I agree with is being accepting of my children for being who they are and not judging or pushing them away. Ultimately, deep down, I think most people want their parents to be proud of them, regardless of life choices, so it is very important.
So there you have it?
Would you like to take part?
Fran from Back with a Bump
Lynne from New Mummy Blog
Renee from Peonie and Me
Laura from Five Little Doves